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The Zen of Steve Jobs by Caleb Melby

The Zen of Steve Jobs (2012)

by Caleb Melby

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I recommend The Zen of Steve Jobs once you've read Walter Isaacson's excellent biography on the man. There might be some confusion if you lack a basic history on Jobs' departure and return to Apple, or his lifelong interest in Buddhism. It's the juxtaposition of these events—the key moments at Apple and the Buddhist lessons—that allows this short graphic novel to triumph. ( )
  Daniel.Estes | Aug 29, 2013 |
This is the story of how Steve Jobs was shaped by his relationship with Kobun Chino Otogawa, his teacher in the art of Zen Buddhism. ( )
  kivarson | Jun 21, 2012 |
In 1985, Steve Jobs was floundering at an upstart company known as Apple. Under turmoil he left the corporation and delved into the study of Zen with Kobun Chino Otogawa, whom he met in 1971, at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center in California. In the course of his study, Jobs learns that it is through simplicity that he will change the world. On returning to Apple in 1997 he began plans for a simplified product line that would give birth to the iPod. The rest is history of course, but the relationship between Kobun and Jobs was enlightening. Although the author of this Graphic Novel calls his story telling “reimagining” the conversations between the two makes this story soundvery convincing.
Would I recommend…………………….Highly, it is a different slant to the Apple/Steve Jobs legacy which I had not known. ( )
1 vote Carmenere | Feb 13, 2012 |
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The Zen of Steve Jobs tells the story of Steve Jobs relationship with Kobun Chino Otogawa, a Zen Buddhist prist who emigrated to the U.S. from Japan in 1967. This graphic book explains the influence of kobun on product design and business strategy of Steve Jobs.… (more)

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